Congratulations! All Blacks loose forward Sam Cane announces engagement

All Blacks star Sam Cane is engaged, the loose forward announced on Instagram today.

The 26-year-old made the announcement along with photos of himself and his new fiancee Harriet Allen. 

Source: Instagram / Sam Cane

"I was supposed to be out with concussion but it was my knee that ended up giving way to this beauty! Thankfully she said YES!!" Cane wrote in a post.

Source: Instagram / Sam Cane

One of the photos show the pair smiling widely as his fiancee proudly shows off a large diamond engagement ring.

Source: Instagram / Sam Cane

Invercargill practice calls in doctors from other regions to see patients

With doctors' waiting rooms around the country full to the brim this winter season, an Invercargill practice has found a new-age solution.

Well South Invercargill have called in doctors from other regions via their computer to see patients through a computer screen.

"We're taking referrals from GPs who are not able to see the patients on the same day, from pharmacists and from emergency departments for appropriate patients," says Well South Invercargill clinical adviser Dr Stephen Graham.

A nurse stands in on the consultation while the doctor talks to the patient and directs the nurse.

It's hoped the four-month trial will see the method used in other remote regions, where finding a doctor can prove difficult.

The system allows doctors in neighbouring regions to log in and out at busy surgeries, as demand grows over winter. Source: 1 NEWS


Eyewitness reports wife desperately tried to save husband with fishing rod as pair die when swept off rocks at Auckland's Muriwai Beach

Two people are dead after being swept off the rocks at Auckland's Muriwai Beach this afternoon.

At around 2pm today police were called to Muriwai Beach after reports of two people being swept off rocks.

Police say a man and woman have been recovered from the water.

Source: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

A witness at the scene has told 1 NEWS that the man fell into the water first. The woman with him used her fishing rod to try and help him out, before she was dragged in herself. 

A spokesperson for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter says they were dispatched to the scene around 2.15pm and were told one of the patients, a man in his 40s, had drowned before they arrived.

The second patient, a woman also in her 40s, was receiving CPR when the rescue helicopter arrived.

After a period of time, despite all efforts to save her, the patient was confirmed deceased as well, the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said.

Muriwai Beach. Source: 1 NEWS

A man and a woman were pulled from the water around 2pm this afternoon. Source: 1 NEWS